Niels Leo Olsen

3 May 1891–1 May 1948 (Age 57)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Niels Leo

Niels Leo Olsen was born on 3 May 1891, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark as the son of Neils Peter Olsen and Johanna Jensen Jorgensen. He married Jennie Whitehead on 3 May 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 May 1948, at the age of 56.

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Niels Leo Olsen
Jennie Whitehead
Marriage: 3 May 1937
Marian Lutheria Olsen
Leo Niels Olsen
Thomas Olsen

Spouse and Children

3 May 1937
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Neils Peter Olsen


    Johanna Jensen Jorgensen




World Events (4)


Age 23

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 26

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Age 48

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Neils Leo Olsen in entry for Neil Leo Olsen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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